The SFOE provides subsidiary support for research projects that correspond to the priorities of its current energy research concept (2017 to 2020). The main focus is on application-oriented and development-related research projects. It is advisable for applicants to contact the head of the research programme (relevant SFOE contact) before they submit an application for support.
The energy research programmes managed by the SFOE encompass the entire spectrum of energy research. It is currently managing 24 research programmes, half of which focus on energy efficiency and the other half on renewable energy. There are also four nuclear energy research programmes and one socioeconomic research programme.